Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Writing on the Hand

Brotherly Love?



Deacon noticed that Noah had written something on this hand. Deacon asked, "Dad, what is that writing on your hand?" Noah replied, "I just was writing myself a note so I wouldn't forget to give the gloves back." Deacon said, "Well Dad why didn't you just use paper?"...that is what I was wondering...





The boys got this floor puzzle of a farmer riding a John Deere Tractor. Deacon has been wondering where the farmers wife is, as he is convinced that the farmers wife helps the farmer with all his chores and certainly thinks she should be on the tractor too. (I am thinking the farmer would probably like it too...at least for a little bit:)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

For Karla

video

Christmas update

The Christmas Play

The Snow kept falling




We spent Christmas Eve with my moms family- eating Chinese and Rummegrut- what a combination! We opened presents and the boys were crazy! Deacon did a great job being the angel for the christmas story reanactment and his cousins, Molly and Kelly played fabulously Mary and Joseph. Roman had the difficult task of managing all 4 sheep- but he managed to herd them in a satisfactory way.



On Christmas morning Noah, Erica, Ryan and I ran our first 5K! That was exciting. I decided that although I don't like to run, I do like to race. Something about a finish line... I may be training for a few more of those :) I hope a monster hasn't been created!



We spent some time eating and sledding and playing games. Thanks to Molly and Kelly who kept the boys entertained, we had a great day! Noah and I managed to rip the boys brand new snow tube trying to fly over a retaining wall. They don't know it yet, so lets try to keep it that way! It started snowing in the city quite heavily so we didn't leave for Iowa as planned. When we got home the boys still wouldn't stay asleep and Roman managed to pull a dresser over- thankfully not on himself.



We had a relaxing day to day and just tried to recuperate from all the parties and celebrations! Dekes comments on the writing on Noah's hand and the farmers wife will follow tomorrow!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Living with preschoolers

Deacon and Roman at 1st (in a series) Christmas.











This morning Julie was taking the sheets off our bed to wash out all the pink eye and cough germs, so Deacon says, "Mom, who pee'd or pooped on your bed?"

J: "No one, it's just time to wash the sheets. They're germy."
D: "Are you sure no one pee'd or pooped on your bed?"
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Saturday, December 22, 2007

By the Way

Yes, I did finally figure out how to post vertical pictures. I am using Picasa now and it works great. Now we have a google blog, google email, google pictures, use only google maps...hmmm....

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Amazing, Much Anticipated Spiderman Cake!


Admiring the Spiderman cake, made by Mom

He loved his cake, and it even had candles.


The next order of business was for everyone to sing "Happy Birthday" and of course, asking Dad for "The fire, please"



A 4 year old blowing out candles always adds a little extra spit to the cake!

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More Party Pictures!

Riding the scooter from Mom and Dad in the bathrobe from Grandma Joyce!


Diligently working on his new preschool books from Mom and Dad

Roman with his present from Tia Erica- an orange monkey


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The Amazing, Much-Anticipated SpiderMan Party Part 3

Deacon with the Bible from Karla

Ooo what a scary dinosaur (from Elise and Peter)



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Thursday, December 20, 2007

I've been too busy to blog...



Karla informed me today that communication has been sparse from my end. That is very true! I have been so busy administering medications, taking people to the doctor and planning "fantastic" dinosaur parties that I haven't had time to blog!


Thee cases of pink eye, 2 ear infections and 3 co-pays later, I think we are finally on the mend! The only funny thing about all that is Deacon. We didn't even know that he had an ear infection and he vehemently denied ear pain. The doctor said however that it was quite a substantial infection. She suspects he must have a high pain tolerence- which doesn't really surprise us and which is probably good for his lifestyle!


The much anticipated Dinosaur "kid" birthday party was today. Deacon woke me at 7 to ask me if today was the day. He went on to exclaim, "my party is going to be loads of fun!" Later I heard him say, "This is going to be an exciting day". On the phone I heard, "I told my mom that my party was going to be fantastic!" What has the child been reading?! Or listening to!? Actually, currently in our DVD player is "Wiggly Safari". Maybe that explains it?


Speaking of "Wiggly Safari"- how can you beat lyrics like Crocodile Hunter/Meet Steve Irwin/Crocodile Hunter/Action Man/Crikey it's a croc, I'll save it if I can!/ Short sleeve shirt/kahki pants/jungle boots.


Gotta love those Wiggles!


More on the party later, but here is some shots for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Super Heroes of the World, Unite!





I heard somewhere that the "toy" that leads to the most ER visits is a super hero costume. I really don't doubt it. I couldn't even get them to sit still enough for a picture. We have been trying to teach them that all of us can do things for other people and be real life heroes to those around us. I think that Deacon actually is actually getting it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

more pictures

Deacon loves to entertain Lincoln


Deacon Promised to catch him


Almost a Christmas picture


The look Roman constantly gives us
Does anyone know how to make these face the right way?